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Forest fires: Montreal smog warning in effect

Forest fires: Montreal smog warning in effect
Smog in Montreal / A&J Fotos / iStock / Getty Images Plus / Getty Images

The wildfires caused by extreme heat waves in the province have now spread to over 5 regions in the province. While the number of wildfires in the region have risen to 164, only 50 seem to be in control. Meanwhile, in Montreal, the effects of the fires are certainly felt.

Air quality remains a concern all over Quebec, and now more precisely in Montreal. Environment and Climate Change Canada has officially issued a smog warning for the Greater Montreal Area. 

Air quality will continue to deteriorate all over the province on Tuesday, as 'high concentrations of pollutants' are expected throughout the day. Until the smog warning is lifted in Montreal, it is recommended that those with asthma or respiratory problems avoid any physical outdoor activities. 

For a full list of resources to help protect yourself and your community in these times of forest fires, click here.

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